Jackson Talks about Paris in Philadelphia
Prof. Jeff Jackson recently participated in a panel discussion in Philadelphia as part of the newly-inaugurated Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (pifa.org). The festival, which will involve a broad range of the city′s arts institutions throughout the month of April in a celebration of creativity, draws its inspiration this year from Paris. Jackson was a panelist in "The Paris Cultural Scene, 1910-1920" which evoked for festival-goers what Paris was like 100 years ago and why it was a center of artistic and cultural imagination. The other panelists included New Yorker writers Alex Ross and Joan Acocella and Michael Taylor, curator of modern art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.